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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

Contact: (202) 927-8500

July 25, 2002

FY 02-17

ATF Announces Speaker List For International Conference
on Illicit Tobacco Trade

International Group includes Law Enforcement and Health

The ICITT conference open sessions will begin promptly on Tuesday, July
30, 2002, at 9:45 a.m., in conference room 4 at the United Nations. The
roster of speakers and tentative times are as follows:

  • Raymond Kelly, Commissioner, New York City Police Department

    9:45 a.m.- 10:05 a.m.

  • Bradley A. Buckles, Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

    10:05 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.

  • His Excellency L.F. de Seixas Corrêa,

    Brazilian Ambassador to UN Geneva

    Chairman, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

    10:25 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

  • Derek Yach, Executive Director,

    Non-communicable Diseases and Mental Health,

    World Health Organization

    10:45 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

  • Kunio Mikuriya, Deputy Secretary General,

    World Customs Organization

    11:05 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

  • Joy de Beyer, Tobacco Control Coordinator, World Bank

    11:25 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

  • Jimmy Gurulé, Under Secretary for Enforcement,

    United States Treasury Department

    11:45 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

  • Eve Slater, Assistant Secretary for Health,

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    12:05 p.m. - 12:25 p.m.

The ICITT runs from July 30 through August 1, 2002, and will bring together
representatives from the law enforcement and revenue offices of 191 Member
States of the World Health Organization to discuss and identify best practices
to address illicit tobacco trade around the globe. The ICITT will advance
the international negotiations of the WHO's proposed Framework Convention
on Tobacco Control (FCTC), a new international legal instrument that could
address issues as diverse as tobacco advertising and promotion, agricultural
diversification, illicit trade, taxes, and subsidies.

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